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2 suspects kick in door, 1 shot by homeowner

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com

Two people kicked in the door of a University City home Thursday evening and one was shot by a person who lived there, police said.

The injured suspect was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The other suspect ran away and had not been apprehended late Thursday. Police have not released the name of the injured suspect or a description of the person who is still on the loose. They also haven’t said why they believe the suspects tried to enter the home.

Detectives from the department’s homicide/assault with a deadly weapon unit were canvassing the neighborhood to determine if anyone else witnessed the event.

The shooting happened on Century Oaks Lane, near where North Graham Street intersects Sugar Creek Road.

Police encourage anyone with information to call 704-432-TIPS (8477) to speak directly with a homicide detective. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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